Site Development C-100 Site Plan C-101 Site Analysis C-102 Form Site Response C-103 Site Views SITE NARRATIVE The downtown area features many attractiions varrying from the culinary arts to gallaries and museums. The site area, located along the Burke Lakefront, is largely disconnected from the bulk of activity from the downtown area. Our site has direct exposure to Lake Erie, sharing a tangency to Burke Lakefront Airport. Within short walking distance lie many tourist destinations. Primarily, our site has exposure to culture with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along the Erie Pier. Right next store, visitors can visit the Great lakes science center . In effect, passers by can receive a taste of art and science. Although Burke Airport is not the same caliber as Cleveland Hopkins, it still has the capability to service air transit. The city itself is separated by a bluff just past the railroad tracks. Essentially, the city is separated rather literally and put on a pedistool, creating breathtaking views to the downtown skyline. Perhaps the most popular destination in the area, creating the most attraction is the Cleveland Browns stadium. Within a quarter mile distance, the lakeshore posseses many of the cities major attractions and posseses great potential to dip into that attraction and expand it further. The orientation of the building on the site is a key fator of whether or not a building will be successful or not. The design divided the site into a northern and southern zone. The northern zone will house the 20,000 square foot X-factor annex while the southern zone will house the 205,000 square foot office headquarters for Microsoft. The site design was done in a way to create a sense of place between the two buildings by taking advantage of the 12th street extensiongrounding, all while addressing circulation paths and densities through the introduction of softscape defining boundaries.
Drawing set from Kent State University's Integrated Design Competition Spring 2013- Third place winner